Cleland Davis was a commander in the US Navy who invented and patented a gun designed for use by aircraft in flight. He also received other patents for gun designs which would reduce shock to the firing body.
Davis credited by Encyclopedia Brittanica and other sources as inventor of the first recoilless gun.
Patents whose inventor or applicant is Cleland Davis
- Patent GB-1911-23512 (English title: Means for Firing Projectiles from Air Craft, Supplementary to patent: Patent US-1915-1141042, Filing date: 1911-10-24)
- Patent US-1913-1141042 (English title: Contour-base for projectiles, Filing date: 1913-09-30)
- Patent CA-1913-153111 (English title: Firing projectiles from air craft, Supplementary to patent: Patent US-1913-1141042, Filing date: 1913-10-25)
Publications by or about Cleland Davis
- Scientific American, 1912, The Cleland Davis aerial gun (Simple title: The Cleland Davis aerial gun, Journal: Scient. Amer.)
- Ian Vernon Hogg, |Artillery: Recoilless guns", Encyclopedia Brittanica 1998–2001.
- w:Davis gun (See linked patents other than the specifically aeronautical one indexed on this database); w:de:Davis-Kanone
|Tech areas||Military, Projectile, Ballistics, Stability|
|Affiliations||United States Navy|